Larry Sawyer

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Gender MALE
Occupation Editor, publisher
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Introduction Larry Sawyer curates the Myopic Books reading series in Wicker Park, Chicago, and is the co-director of The Chicago School of Poetics. His debut collection, Unable to Fully California, is available on Otoliths Press (Australia). A second book, Vertigo Diary, was just published by BlazeVox books. Larry also edits milk magazine (since 1998). His poetry and literary reviews have appeared in publications including The Chicago Tribune, Action Yes, Forklift Ohio, Vanitas, Skanky Possum, Exquisite Corpse, Court Green, Shampoo, Rain Taxi, Van Gogh's Ear, and elsewhere. The Chicago Reader picked him as Best Poet in Chicago in its 2012 and 2013 Readers' Poll. About VERTIGO DIARY: “ … Larry’s poetry gives me the best kind of vertigo: the kind where you’re afraid of falling, but when you do you fall into a soft, meaty, sensual, smart ravine that shakes you pretty good, but instead of killing you it turns you into a Thinking Cocktail. What a scary and fine artist Mr. Sawyer is!" —Andrei Codrescu